Georgia Recruiting: 3-Star safety Deontai Williams flips from Gators to UGA


The Georgia Bulldogs pulled a commit away from rival Florida today, when three-star safety Deontai Williams (Jacksonville, Fla. Trinity Christian Academy) flipped his commitment from the Gators to the Dawgs 2015 class, per a report from

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Williams had committed to Florida back in January, but had always been thought to still have a Georgia lean. This was confirmed on Saturday when after a weekend of camp at Georgia’s Dawg Day and Countdown to Kickoff.

The 6-0, 175-pound Williams is listed as the No. 29 safety and the No. 63 recruit in the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He also had offers from LSU, Notre Dame, Auburn, Mississippi State and Louisville.

This is a great pickup for the Dawgs, who are going to be putting a lot of energy into recruiting quality defensive backs to work with new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. As a junior last season, Williams had 43 tackles, 7.5 of them for a loss, three interceptions, two passes defended and one fumble recovery, which he ran back for a touchdown. [Source]

This pickup gives Georgia the No. 10 recruiting class in the nation, and the No. 7 class in the SEC for 2015.

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